Legalising sex work has been a business of sex workers who points towards for permission and legislation of their business. In many countries, this performance of sexual work has become a trade for economic growth. There have been argument over this trade over whether this legislation that legalise sex work increase human trafficking. This essay will discuss implications of decriminalizing sex work. The content of this study will outline the definition of terms that is sex work, human trafficking and decriminalizing sex work.
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Furthermore prostitution cannot be deemed immoral as prostitution itself is a trade similar to many other jobs in the society. A person’s right to sell their sexual services is neither more nor less of a right than that of person selling their labour-power in any other of its multifaceted forms. For example a person doing manual labour is selling his/her body, a writer sells her mind and a bodyguard or wrestler sells the services of their body. The feminist argument is that, Prostitution is merely a job of work and the prostitute is a worker, like any other wage labourer (Patemen, 2010, p.9). Many people believe that the act of prostitution involves buying another person for money, this is not the case.
The basic reasons for which society is against prostitution include the fact that it is seen as a dangerous business which encourages human trafficking and promotes the spread of STDs. But at a second glance into the depths of the subject, we find out that legalizing sex work would protect women from violence and abuse and would actually reduce the spread of STDs, also adding revenue for the government. In the context of this debate we should consider things from an open-minded perspective. It is very important that we understand that not everything we disapprove of must be necessarily also made illegal. For
This treatment that they receive is unjust harm and is unethical according to Farley’s ethical framework. Prostitutes are now in some cases seen as a “victim of an immoral institution” (Green). A major form of prostitution that is necessary to examine in relation to the ethical condition of unjust harm is human trafficking. An organization called Traffick Free claims that there are 16,000 to 25,000 individuals in the Chicago area alone that are involved in prostitution and human trafficking (Dueholm 28). Society has taught us to blame the prostitute for the violent things that occur to them simply because they chose this profession.
The United Nations’ Convention held in 1949, stated prostitution to be “incompatible with human dignity”. According to the Oxford Dictionary, prostitution is defined as "The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment." Often referred to as the “oldest profession” in the world, prostitution has become a burning issue in today’s world. The ongoing debate on whether to legalize, criminalize or decriminalize prostitution seems to be quite unresolvable. This paper investigates the negative impacts of legalizing prostitution such as 1) encouragement of prostitution, 2) increase in the incidence of human trafficking and 3) exposure of prostitutes to severe harm such as drug abuse, infection from sexually transmitted diseases and violence, which clearly supports the fact that prostitution should not be legalized.
People in the sex industry report very high level of sexual violence, physical abuse and even verbal abuse of intimidation and threats. The women involved in prostitution will express how they experience great negative emotional and psychological consequences because they feel sexually violated and exposed. A UK study conducted this year showed that over 63% of street prostitutes had experienced violence and exactly two thirds of the women involved in any form of prostitution met the criteria for “post-traumatic stress disorder” showing just how emotionally and physically draining prostitution had been for
It has become a primary focus of not only the police force but also most of the nation to put an end to it. There are several possible reasons for this shift in sentiment , including the profound health risks associated with the profession. Over the years, more research has been done on the infections and diseases that can be contracted from such activities, and the public has become more aware of the severe health implications prostitution can have. Another possible explanation is the general rise in moral judgement throughout the nation. People have concluded that is wrong to sell your body for money and that there are other way jobs available that are less degrading.
Is the threat of being arrested larger than the threat of not affording food for yourself or your children? And has the amount of sex workers decreased at all since laws were put in place? In this essay I will attempt to explain why decriminalizing selling sex is a more humane option, with a focus on the United Kingdom. Preventing violence For as long as we have had civilization, there has been people willing to pay for sex, and for as long as we have had poverty, there has been people willing to do anything to get out of it. This is the first and foremost reason why criminalization doesn 't work.
Applying consensual morality, it may be argued that it is morally wrong as it does not uphold the basic morality. It is abnormal for a woman to have to give herself to more than one man as this is not only physically exhausting but also emotionally torturing. Apart from that, it is unreasonable to put a price on oneself to sell her body for sex. Therefore, it fulfills the first rule of Lord Devlin that prostitution is a dirty job, which is the common beliefs of the society. On the other hand, minority may argue that prostitution is morally not wrong as it is moral that a person can have sex to whom willing to have sex to exchange money.